David Hathorn is the CEO of the Mondi Group. Previous to Mondi, David was at Anglo American, where he was a member of the group executive committee from 2003 and an executive director of Anglo American PLC from 2005, serving on several of the boards of the group’s major mining operations.
Mondi Group, a FTSE 100 global packaging and paper listed group (listed on both the London and Johannesburg stock exchanges), with operations in 30 countries and 25,000 employees, has performed exceptionally well under David’s leadership.
Sean Bennett was previously CEO of UBS South Africa and Head of Sub-Saharan Africa. He joined SG Warburg in London in 1995 (now UBS Investment Bank). He moved to South Africa in 2008, with HSBC, where he was Co-head of HSBC Global Banking for Africa before re-joining UBS in 2011.
Sean has over 20 years experience in advising a wide range of companies, state owned enterprises and Governments, including a number of large mining houses such as BHP, South32 and Sibanye. He has been involved in transactions around the globe as well as numerous countries across Africa.
Jonathan is a globally experienced Director (both executive and non-executive) with over 30 years of commercial, corporate, governance and legal and transactional expertise. He is currently Non-Executive Chairman of ASX listed Global Value Fund Ltd, Future Generation Investment Company Ltd and Antipodes Global Investment Company Ltd and holds various private company directorships in the commercial and not-for-profit sectors.
Jonathan is also a principal and director of the Sydney, Australia based structured finance group Meridian International Capital Limited, with whom he has been for the past 22 years. During this time, he has been involved in financing numerous resources transactions in various global locations.
Prior to that, Jonathan was a Partner with law firm Herbert Smith Freehills. He holds postgraduate degrees in economics and law, was admitted as a qualified lawyer in England and Australia and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Leonard Math graduated from Edith Cowan University in 2003 with a Bachelor of Business majoring in Accounting and Information Systems. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
In 2005 he worked as an auditor at Deloitte before joining GDA Corporate as Manager of Corporate Services. Leonard has extensive experience in relation to public company responsibilities including ASX and ASIC compliance, control and implementation of corporate governance, statutory financial reporting and shareholder relations within both the retail and institutional sectors.
Leonard is currently the Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary of ASX listed Gulf Manganese Corporation.
Timothy Keating is Head of Mining Investment Private Equity at the State General Reserve Fund (SGRF), a sovereign wealth fund of the Sultanate of Oman.
Timothy joined SGRF in 2015 from Madini Mineral Resources, where he was head of new business development and responsible for identifying, negotiating and structuring acquisitions and investments in private and listed companies.
Prior to Madini, he was CEO of African Nickel Limited (2010-2013), where he grew the business through various transactions and fund raisings. He also worked at Investec Bank for the Commodities and Resource Finance Team (2004-2010) and in the Black Mountain Mine owned by Anglo American plc, in South Africa.
Pablo Altimiras is an Industrial Civil Engineer from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile where he also earned an MBA. He joined SQM during 2007 as Chief of Logistics Projects and in 2009 was promoted to Regulatory Affairs Director. In 2010 he assumed the position of Business Development vice manager and after 2 years took up the position of Development and Planning manager.
In 2016 he was appointed Vice-President of Development and Planning. Pablo is also board member of Minera EXAR, an Argentinian company currently developing a lithium project in Jujuy Province, Argentina.